DAVE TOOLEY was among a group of Huddersfield players who travelled to Poland, where he played Roland Knopf, from Berlin.
His opponent offered a draw after 20 Rc1, which led Black to sense White was not up for the fight, so the offer was declined.
But soon it was Black’s turn to offer a draw. Both had played well in the earlier rounds of the Krakow Congress, but here they appeared primarily intent on not losing.
Strangely for a game played around positional principles both missed key moves which might have generated some kind of attack.
Rh3 for White would have initiated a kingside attack while Black should have returned his Knight to f6 rather than allowing it to be swapped off on Black’s 21st move. From f6 the Knight could have danced to g4 later on where it would have proved menacing.